Blade Runner: 142 Incredible Behind The Scenes Pre-Production Photographs From the Cult Movie

Everyone loves Blade Runner. Me, you, Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott loves it so much he's willing to chance ruining its legacy by making a sequel (although he'll only be producing, not directing it).

Anyway, while we await that potential car crash, here's a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes pictures from the original movie, Scott's seminal neo-noir adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The film has come to be the standard by which all other sci-fi films must be judged, and that goes for the production design through to the directing and acting. It had Syd Mead as concept artist for Christ's sake.

Scott took inspiration for the now classic look of the film from a number of sources—Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting was one, as was the landscapes of Hong Kong and the industrial areas of northeast England where Scott grew up, along with Futurist architects like Antonio Sant'Elia.

These behind-the-scenes photos show the Blade Runner model shop and its model makers hard at work, showing the craftsmanship and skill that went into their creations. Like the Tyrell Corporation’s pyramidal HQ which you can see being built.

Previously unseen, the images were recently uploaded to Imgur by user minicity. If this leaves you still hungry for more then check out the 30th anniversary trailer below.

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